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HOCUS POCUS (1993) Movie Review

  • By Cara Buckley
  • 31 Oct, 2017

Ephesians 5:11 says, "Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them." -NLT

Disney's Hocus Pocus premiered twenty-four years ago, and it remains one of the most loved Halloween themed film on television.

It is the story about the Sandersons, three evil sisters obsessed with the pursuit of beauty and youth. They become so obsessed that they sell their souls to Satan. They practice witchcraft. They murder children and destroy families. Crimes for which they are rightfully executed.

2 Timothy 3:17  says, "God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work." -NLT

It is also a story about the power of technology. When the Sanderson sisters return from the grave, they discover a world they do not understand. They are unable to differentiate between magic and the available technology of the 90s (i.e. lighters, furnaces, and cars). Technology becomes the strongest defense against them.

New kid Max, his little sister Dani, and his friend Allison must defeat them and save the town's children. Technology is useful, but it isn't enough. They take sanctuary on sacred ground and exploit the witches' greed.

The most important factor in the witches' defeat is love. Sacrificial love. Max willingly take Dani's place when the witches attempt to steal her youth.  Evil does not know love. Evil does not know selflessness. Evil is consumed with greed. Evil is always defeated.

1 John 3:8  says, "But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil." -NLT

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